Patrick County Fair Fun!

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The number of people attending the county fair increased each evening, especially during the ever-popular Demolition Derby on Friday night. (Photo by Gary Plaster)
The number of people attending the county fair increased each evening, especially during the ever-popular Demolition Derby on Friday night. (Photo by Gary Plaster)

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Little ducks, one week old, were a popular attraction in the animal barn at the Patrick County Agricultural Fair. Some baby chickens (not shown) were actually hatched at the fair this year. (Photo by Linda Hylton)
Little ducks, one week old, were a popular attraction in the animal barn at the Patrick County Agricultural Fair. Some baby chickens (not shown) were actually hatched at the fair this year. (Photo by Linda Hylton)
The 2016 Patrick County Agricultural Fair was successful, with a good turnout each evening and fun for kids. Pictured is the green alligator (mini-roller coaster) giving some children an exhilarating ride. (Photo by Linda Hylton)
The 2016 Patrick County Agricultural Fair was successful, with a good turnout each evening and fun for kids. Pictured is the green alligator (mini-roller coaster) giving some children an exhilarating ride. (Photo by Linda Hylton)
Patrick County resident Emmett Woodford, 7, watches in fascination as the Demolition Derby kicks off Friday night at the Patrick County Fair. (Photo by Angela H. Hill)
Patrick County resident Emmett Woodford, 7, watches in fascination as the Demolition Derby kicks off Friday night at the Patrick County Fair. (Photo by Angela H. Hill)
This ride gives passengers a slow trip to the top and a quick descent.
This ride gives passengers a slow trip to the top and a quick descent.
A cowboy hangs on precariously to the bull he is attempting to ride in the annual rodeo, sponsored by Lock Boyce. Proceeds go toward county fire departments and rescue squads. (Photo by Gary Plaster)
A cowboy hangs on precariously to the bull he is attempting to ride in the annual rodeo, sponsored by Lock Boyce. Proceeds go toward county fire departments and rescue squads. (Photo by Gary Plaster)
Jars of home canned vegetables and other delicious foods, festooned with red and blue ribbons, lined the shelves in the agricultural section of the county fair last week. (Photo by Linda Hylton)
Jars of home canned vegetables and other delicious foods, festooned with red and blue ribbons, lined the shelves in the agricultural section of the county fair last week. (Photo by Linda Hylton)
IS THAT BLUE RIBBON FOR ME? A little white rabbit seemed to be interested in the ribbon he won at the fair last week. A menagerie of small animals was available for children to pet and learn more about. Livestock, including cattle and horses, were also on display in the animal barn. (Photo by Linda Hylton)
IS THAT BLUE RIBBON FOR ME? A little white rabbit seemed to be interested in the ribbon he won at the fair last week. A menagerie of small animals was available for children to pet and learn more about. Livestock, including cattle and horses, were also on display in the animal barn. (Photo by Linda Hylton)
Midway games offered tempting stuffed animals and other prizes for fair-goers who wanted to try out their skills—and luck. (Photo by Linda Hylton)
Midway games offered tempting stuffed animals and other prizes for fair-goers who wanted to try out their skills—and luck. (Photo by Linda Hylton)
Five-year-old Bronx Beasley rode the mechanical bull at the fair. He is a kindergartner at Blue Ridge Elementary School and the son of Melanie and Eric Beasley of Claudville. (Photo by Deana Clark)
Five-year-old Bronx Beasley rode the mechanical bull at the fair. He is a kindergartner at Blue Ridge Elementary School and the son of Melanie and Eric Beasley of Claudville. (Photo by Deana Clark)
Small children always enjoy riding the traditional “hobby horses,” also known as a merry-go-round or carousel. Pictured right is Braeden Conner. (Photo by Linda Hylton)
Small children always enjoy riding the traditional “hobby horses,” also known as a merry-go-round or carousel. Pictured right is Braeden Conner. (Photo by Linda Hylton)
Kids enjoyed riding the “sailing boats” at the Patrick County Agricultural Fair, held at Stuart Rotary Field Sept. 20-23. (Photo by Linda Hylton)
Kids enjoyed riding the “sailing boats” at the Patrick County Agricultural Fair, held at Stuart Rotary Field Sept. 20-23. (Photo by Linda Hylton)
The carnival midway at the fair was full of lights and color, offering fun for all ages. The fair is sponsored each year by Stuart Rotary Club. Perfect weather also contributed to the success of the fair. (Photo by Linda Hylton)
The carnival midway at the fair was full of lights and color, offering fun for all ages. The fair is sponsored each year by Stuart Rotary Club. Perfect weather also contributed to the success of the fair. (Photo by Linda Hylton)
With the guidance of Carol Byrd, Cooperative Extension agent, children got to pet a tiny, one-week-old duckling in the animal barn at the fair. (Photo by Linda Hylton)
With the guidance of Carol Byrd, Cooperative Extension agent, children got to pet a tiny, one-week-old duckling in the animal barn at the fair. (Photo by Linda Hylton)